Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A stone is approximately 14 lbs multiplied by 1.5 = 21 lbs lost.
My trip to Thailand was from May 1 to July 6th with a small jaunt in Vietnam and Japan.
The purpose of the trip was to obtain experience & a certificate for teaching English to speakers of other languages. After failing a major test portion of the course twice I decided to call it quits despite the protestations of pretty much everyone.
I learned from this experience and gained two new friends in the process, potentially 6 new friends but it's more like 2 close friends and 4 acquaintances, only time will tell for sure.
Whether it was the stress, the heat, the lack of eating food, whatever it was, I dropped 4 pant sizes in the 2 months that I was there. I was constantly walking everywhere that I went, I walked around Bangkok & literally was drenched in sweat. I walked around Tokyo & most of the parts of Japan (Mt Fuji, Himeji, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto) that I visited (it was 5 degrees cooler in Japan so not as drenched in sweat). I walked where I could, hiked, and went cave spelunking and kayaking in Vietnam for a day on Halong Bay. Only wish I had more time to spend in Japan.
That's not the most attractive I know but I really didn't care at the time, just the fact that I could walk around the city for hours drinking only water, having some fruit, fried seaweed snacks, or minimal foods was good enough for me.
The lowest I got down to was 224.8 lbs on July 13th but then I happened to have a big meal on Monday visiting my relatives & their 5 month old son. I had a shot of Patron & some unhealthy foods yesterday - pretzel bites w/ cheese, a brownie, and a chocolate chip cookie. I'm not sure why, as I ate those things yesterday, they didn't taste very good. I can't remember why those used to be my favorite things to eat when I was snacking or at the movies.
My brother, the personal trainer who is now an EMT and wants to be an RN has placed me on a diet that he participated in on the day that I left for Thailand. He says that he lost 9 lbs on it but since most of his weight comes from drinking I'm not sure how he plans to keep it off.
It's a vegan based plan and it's a reason to post again as this has been the longest amount of time that I've taken to actually restart. The weight loss from my trip was unintentional but I welcome it. I hope to lose more in the coming months and try to figure out a way to get back there, to Thailand, or Japan.